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Viewsonic VA2214

Viewsonic VA2214 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 10000000:1 LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
ViewSonic's price-performance VA2214S 22 (21.5 viewable) Full HD display with 1920x1080 native resolution delivers great color performance and energy efficiency. With SuperClear VA technology and... More
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A number of Viewsonic VA2214 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Hippyphysicist mentioned in their Viewsonic VA2214 review “It is excellent value for a 23" IPS monitor” and rated the product 5 stars.

Viewsonic Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 1,629 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has good reviews for its PC displays. Viewsonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Hippyphysicist wrote in their review “Image quality is very good and it was easy to install, I just plugged it in, no drivers necessary on Arch Linux”.

Good Picture Quality

One Viewsonic VA2214 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC displays of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price], or the Samsung U28D590D[plb_2200795_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2214 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2214 have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the VA2214 is -5° and the widest is 1,800°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the Viewsonic VA2214 has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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11 DVI-D Ports Quantitys

Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the VA2214 only have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports quantitys, however the Viewsonic VA2214 has 11 DVI-D ports quantitys.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC screen has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The Viewsonic VA2214 has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays that were released more than two years ago. The cables included "VGA" is also found on this PC display.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.6 kilograms, the Viewsonic VA2214 is one of the lighter medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VA2214 amongst medium monitors of this age. The weights of PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic VA2214 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2214 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Viewsonic VA2214 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age are also not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the VA2214 do not have a built-in camera. The Viewsonic VA2214 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price], the Philips 231C5[plb_1599727_price], or the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens that are a comparable age to the VA2214 do not have a card reader integrated. The Viewsonic VA2214 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this LCD screen and we think the U3011[pl_1534149_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of this type and age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the VA2214 have response times of between 1ms and 69ms. The Viewsonic VA2214 has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 16 Watts, the Viewsonic VA2214 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 6W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic VA2214

OK Running Costs

The VA2214 has an average 5 year running cost of £37 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Viewsonic released the VA2214 over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Response Time
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

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I bought this to use as a second screen and it is excellent value for a 23" IPS monitor. The screen is edged by shiny black plastic which may annoy some of you but I bought it to look at the... Read more…

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Total running cost over 5 years £58.97
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic va2214, viewsonic va2214s
Barcodes 00766907734652, 05054484603382, 05054565437172

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